In this presentation, Dr. Rafael Beolchi will discuss the basics of light curing: power, irradiance, collimation, and wavelength. He will also examine how much time one should cure and the importance of the size of a curing light. He will also go over the clinical implications and consequences of a proper light curing procedure versus an incorrect procedure and the failure rate of composites.

 

 

Learning Objectives

  • How many seconds of which device to which cavity should be applied
  • How to improve case predictability by added composite strength
  • New restorative possibilities with properly cured composites¬†
  • Changes in light curing: keys for short and long-term success of restorations

Published May 8, 2020. Credit valid for three (3) years from Published date.

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Dr. Raefel Beolchi

Dr. Beolchi graduated in Dentistry by the University of São Paulo (Brazil), in the year 2000. He has his Private Practice since 2001, working mainly in Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry. In 2009 he received his Master’s Degree in Biomaterials, from the Institute of Energetic and Nuclear Research at the University of São Paulo. He is a teacher responsible for courses of Esthetic Dentistry with Direct Composites in National and International Institutes, a coordinator of the Operative Dentistry Course in FACOP, Sorocaba, Brazil and also at the Union Health Academy, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Dr. Beolchi has several articles written in English, Spanish and Portuguese about the topics of Direct Esthetic Restorations with Composites and Photocuring. He authored four book chapters on the fields of Lightcuring and Restorative Dentistry. He is an Associate Researcher of the Operative Dentistry Department of the Universidade de São Paulo, a collaborator to other Teaching Institutions, both nationally and internationally, and a consultant on products and materials for the Dental Industry.

Dr. Beolchi serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Magazines and as an International Lecturer in Portuguese, English, and Spanish in more than 50 countries including all over Latin America and the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa.



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